THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR

Dir: NANCY BUIRSKI

In 1944 in Alabama, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black woman, was raped by six white men. Against formidable odds, Taylor pressed charges, shifting the course of the Civil Rights Movement. Nancy Buirsky's illuminating documentary remembers a woman who continues to inspire in today's #MeToo Movement.

GREY GARDENS

Dir:  Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer

A chance to see the Maysles brothers best loved film about a pair of reclusive New York socialites who live together in a dilapidated Hamptons mansion.

THE OUTSIDER

Dir: Tom Meadmore

The Wolf of Wall Street for the shipping industry, The Outsider is a slick documentary that gains unique access to the early moments of a banking scandal and the daily life of one of the world’s most inventive businessmen.

THAT SUMMER + Q&A

Dir: Göran Hugo Olsson

Directed by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson, That Summer centres on the film project artist Peter Beard initiated together with the incandescent Lee Radziwill about her relatives: the Beales of Grey Gardens.

THE POETESS

Dir: Stefanie Brockhaus & Andy Wolff

Speaking out against oppression, extremism and her patriarchal society, Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal storms her way through the rounds of the Arab world’s biggest televised poetry competition in this inspiring film.

SHADOW WORLD

Dir: Johan Grimonprez

Stitching together archive footage of historical events, recent interviews with political experts and an eerily nostalgic soundtrack, Shadow World is the masterful documentary from Johan Grimonprez that exposes the depths of corruption within the global arms trade.

THE DEMINER

Dir: Hogir Hirori & Shinwar Kamal

With nail-biting tension, The Deminer follows an extraordinary man on a personal mission to dismantle the thousands of deadly landmines still littering Iraq, armed only with a pocket knife and a wire-cutter.

BLUE ORCHIDS + Q&A

Dir: Johan Grimonprez

Two perspectives on the global arms trade from experts at different ends of the spectrum – a former war correspondent and an arms trade dealer. Through archive footage and close-up interviews, Johan Grimonprez’ follow up to Shadow World is a thoughtful and at times shocking provocation of the devastating effects of war.